79 episodes

Want to learn the skills, techniques and strategies that will help elevate your magic/ mentalism performances and entertainment career?

Join mentalists, Ashley Green and Aidan O’Sullivan each week as they lift the lid on the things that have helped them to pursue their ever-growing careers in the entertainment industry.

If you want to learn the principles and ideas that can take your mentalism to the next level, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

www.thesuccessfulmentalist.com

The Successful Mentalist The Successful Mentalist

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Want to learn the skills, techniques and strategies that will help elevate your magic/ mentalism performances and entertainment career?

Join mentalists, Ashley Green and Aidan O’Sullivan each week as they lift the lid on the things that have helped them to pursue their ever-growing careers in the entertainment industry.

If you want to learn the principles and ideas that can take your mentalism to the next level, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

www.thesuccessfulmentalist.com

    Should You Go Full-Time? | Just The Tip #15

    Should You Go Full-Time? | Just The Tip #15

    Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our weekly, bite-sized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.
    In this series, we are sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast.
    Should You Go Full-Time?

    If you are a hobbyist or an enthusiast, this question has definitely crossed your mind. Being a full-time entertainer is not an easy job and one must be absolutely determined before deciding to go professional.


    Most of us are tempted to go full-time because we love learning and performing magic. But performing magic as a hobby is not the same as pursuing it as a job. In this episode, Aidan and Ashley discuss their perspectives on taking up magic and mentalism as a full-time career.

    • 11 min
    From Circus To Psychic | TSMP #063

    From Circus To Psychic | TSMP #063

    https://themysterybehindmagic.co.uk/ (The Mystery Behind Magic) is a fantastic podcast for ever-learning magicians. It is hosted by talented UK magicians Csanád Kiss and Robbie Stevens. Recently, Ashley was invited to their show for an interview. We are replaying this episode on TSM Podcast because it is full of valuable information that will help you immensely.
    In this episode, Ashley shares his incredible journey from being a circus performer to becoming a successful psychic mind reader. His emphasis on audience engagement and character consistency is eye-opening.
    Csanád, Robbie, and Ashley discuss their thoughts on hot topics such as the use of card tricks within mentalism, ethics of performing as a psychic and so much more.


    Topics Discussed Include:

    Ashley’s Origin Story [02:15]
    Why Ashley Performs Mentalism [08:02]
    Transitioning From Magic To Mentalism [15:05]
    Connecting With Audience Members [17:15]
    How To Present Mentalism Performances [20:05]
    Importance Of Character Consistency [24:25]
    Ethics Of Performing As A Psychic [29:28]
    Self Improvement And Growth Mindset [35:45]
    The Beautiful Magic Principle [37:30]
    Card Tricks In Mentalism [42:20]
    Leveraging Your Repertoire To Read Minds [49:00]
    Ashley’s Favourite Mentalism Books [53:15]
    Facilitating Transformations Through TSM [61:10]


    FIND MORE ABOUT CSANÁD AND ROBBIE:

    Podcast: https://themysterybehindmagic.co.uk/ (TheMysteryBehindMagic.co.uk)


    Csanád’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/csanad.kiss/ (@csanad.kiss)


    Robbie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbie_stevens_/ (@robbie_stevens_)


    BONUS RESOURCES:

    Podcast Episode: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/002/ (From Magic To Mentalism | TSMP #002)


    Podcast Episode: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/028/ (How To Practise Magic | TSMP #028)


    Podcast Episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3lz9WdrKfdYpPvsmcGvgH6 (Card Tricks In Mentalism - Just The Tip #4)


    Free Ebook: 10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism http://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/free ((TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/free))


    Apply For Learn To Thrive: http://thriveinmagic.com (ThriveInMagic.com)


    Did you enjoy this podcast?
    If yes, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 ( Apple Podcasts) orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n ( Spotify), so you never miss an episode!
    Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.
    We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe, so your help and support would mean the world to us.
    Share and tag us on Social Media (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Preparing For Gigs - Just The Tip #14

    Preparing For Gigs - Just The Tip #14

    Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our weekly, bite-sized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.
    In this series, we are sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas, and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast.


    Preparing For Gigs

    In this episode, Aidan and Ashley discuss the system they use to prepare for their gigs. To be able to give your best performance at the upcoming in-person gigs, it is essential that you are fully prepared.


    Preparation includes everything from attire and props to the mode of transport that will take you to the venue. Updating your CRM system, creating a personalized checklist, and blocking your calendar for preparation are some of the techniques to avoid last-minute hassles.

    • 10 min
    Your Vision Of Good Magic | TSMP #062

    Your Vision Of Good Magic | TSMP #062

    If you could REALLY do magic, what would it look like?
    https://themysterybehindmagic.co.uk/ (The Mystery Behind Magic) is a fantastic podcast for ever-learning magicians. It is hosted by talented UK magicians Csanád Kiss and Robbie Stevens. Recently, Aidan was invited to their show for an interview. We are replaying this episode on TSM Podcast because it is full of valuable information that will help you immensely.
    In this episode, Aidan, Csanád, and Robbie discuss ideas about their vision of good magic. If you have ever wanted to go from doing tricks to doing magic, this conversation will help you get there sooner.


    Aidan also shares his thoughts on his propless ‘Which Hand’ routine, approaching tables at walk-around gigs, learning more efficiently, and so much more. Grab a notepad and pen for this one!


    Topics Discussed Include:

    Aidan’s Origin Story [05:15]
    Thoughts On Personal Branding - ‘Aidan The Wizard’ [07:22]
    How To Approach Audience At Walk-Around Gigs? [13:09]
    Aidan’s Propless ‘Which Hand’ Routine [17:05]
    Are You Doing Tricks Or Are You Doing Magic? [20:50]
    Building A Toolkit Of Tricks And Methods [24:38]
    Csanád’s And Robbie’s Vision Of Good Magic [27:00]
    Importance Of Pursuing Hobbies Outside Of Magic [34:04]
    How To Learn More Efficiently [39:50]
    Different Approaches To Reading Magic Books [44:40]
    What Is The TSM Mission [49:20]
    Origin Story Of The TSM Podcast [53:05]
    Stop Existing - Aidan’s Initiative For Intentional Living [54:55]


    FIND MORE ABOUT CSANÁD AND ROBBIE:

    Podcast: https://themysterybehindmagic.co.uk/ (TheMysteryBehindMagic.co.uk)


    Csanád’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/csanad.kiss/ (@csanad.kiss)


    Robbie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbie_stevens_/ (@robbie_stevens_)


    Bonus Resources:

    Aidan’s Which Hand Lecture: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/which-hand (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/which-hand)


    Aidan’s Initiative For Intentional Living: https://stopexisting.com/ (StopExisting.com)


    Free Ebook: 10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism http://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/free ((TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/free))


    Apply For Learn To Thrive: http://thriveinmagic.com (ThriveInMagic.com)


    Did you enjoy this podcast?
    If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 ( Apple Podcasts) orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n ( Spotify) so you never miss an episode!
    Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.
    We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us.
    Share and tag us on Social Media (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The TSM Q3 Business Plan | TSMP #061

    The TSM Q3 Business Plan | TSMP #061

    What is TSM up to in Q3 2021?
    In this episode, Aidan and Ashley discuss the exciting projects and events that are being planned for the benefit of our community.


    Listen to our complete business plan for Q3 and let us know how we can add more value to your life!

    Topics Discussed Include:

    Introducing The ‘Get Sh*t Done Hour’


    Change Of Plans In The ‘TSM Biohacking Challenge’


    Live Guest Interviews On TSM Podcast


    All About The Tricks (AATT) Lectures - Important Update


    Adding One Week Of Extra Content To ‘Mastering Online Shows’


    Brand New Course - Getting Into Magic With Caroline Ravn


    New Addition To The TSM Team - Dhiraj Gaikwad


    Success Stories From ‘Learn To Thrive’ Course - Edwin Todd and Oisin Foley


    Version 2 Of Our Flagship ‘Learn To Thrive’ Course - Coming Soon


    Daily Emails To Help You With Practical, Useful Information


    TSM Is Coming Back On YouTube - Stay Tuned


    How Can You Help Us?


    Bonus Resources:

    Transform Your Health One Night At A Time: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/sleep/ (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/sleep)


    Optimise Your Health With A Simple Daily Habit: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/meditation/ (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/meditation)


    Join Our Free, Social- Learning Network: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community/ (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community)


    TSM Podcast’s 100 Dream Guests: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/dream100 (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/dream100)


    Michael Murray’s Website: https://www.mindfx.co.uk/ (mindfx.co.uk)


    ‘All About The Tricks’ (AATT) Lectures: https://allaboutthetricks.com (allaboutthetricks.com)


    Try ‘Mastering Online Shows’ Course for £1: https://masteringonlineshows.com (masteringonlineshows.com)


    Caroline Ravn’s Magic Course: https://getintomagic.com (getintomagic.com)


    Apply For ‘Learn To Thrive’ Course: https://thriveinmagic.com (thriveinmagic.com)


    Receive The TSM Vision Stack And Daily Emails: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/vision/ (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/vision)


    Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/youtube (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/youtube)


    Share Your Honest Thoughts: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/feedback (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/feedback)


    IMPORTANT - Email Aidan (aidan@thesuccessfulmentalist.com) To Receive Beautiful Pictures Of ‘Floki - The Puppy’ :)


    Did you enjoy this podcast?
    If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 ( Apple Podcasts) orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n ( Spotify) so you never miss an episode!
    Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.
    We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us.
    Share and tag us on Social Media (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

    • 46 min
    Megasode 1 - Just The Tip

    Megasode 1 - Just The Tip

    Welcome to 'Just The Tip' - our weekly, bite-sized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.
    We have received great feedback about this series. So we want to help you binge on loads of useful information that will take your entertainment business to new heights. If you have missed out on any of the previous episodes, you can catch up on all of them in today’s Megasode.
    List of ‘Just The Tip’ episodes in this Megasode:1. Master Your Health [01:55]
    To learn more about optimising your health, join https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/biohackingchallenge (The 30-Day Biohacking Challenge).
    2. Our Three Favourite Magic Books [12:24]


    Have you read any of these? What are your favourite books? Let us know in our https://community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com (Private Book Club).


    3. Getting Accountable [20:32]


    To get accountable quickly by finding a compatible accountability partner, visit https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community (TSM Community).


    4. Card Tricks In Mentalism [28:08]


    Share your thoughts about card tricks in mentalism in our https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community (FREE Social-Learning Network).


    5. The Truth About Branding [36:40]


    Share your insights about branding in our https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community (Free Social-Learning Network).


    6. Three Tips To Improve Your Sleep [47:00]


    Get your Sleep ebook here: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/sleep (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/sleep)


    7. What Does ‘Value’ ACTUALLY Mean? [60:20]


    Visit https://thriveinmagic.com (thriveinmagic.com) to learn about how to add more value.


    8. Our Favourite Stage Openers [72:35]


    What are your favourite opening effects? Email us directly at info@thesuccessfulmentalist.com - we’d love to hear your experiences.


    9. Being Self-Critical [84:00]


    Find out more about the safe space that we’re building for performers by visiting https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community)


    10. Three Reasons You MUST Get Feedback [97:10]


    We want to hear from you! Share your feedback about TSM in our simple 5 question survey at https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/feedback (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/feedback)


    11. How To Make Your Website Work [108:30]
    Learn about optimising your website and more at https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/thrive/ (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/thrive)


    12. Less Is More [118:20]


    Are you feeling burned out by working too hard? Take a break to reflect and recalibrate by visiting https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community (TSM Community)


    13. Do What Works [129:05]


    Want to know how to reduce time spent on unproductive tasks and become highly efficient? Visit https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/thrive/ (Learn To Thrive).

    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

The Gladsome Beast ,

So glad I found this...

I actually discovered you two on YouTube yesterday. Aiden, I love your which hand is it routine, top notch. And Ashley I watched your skype show you did, amazing material. Can’t wait for more episodes.

Sybilcutt ,

One of the best podcasts out there.

This is by far one of my favorite podcasts on magic and mentalism.

I really hope they continue to give sound solid advice and thoughts on the core principles of our art. I would love to hear even deeper longer talks about character, show development, and basically their entire take from the ground of up of learning routines, practicing, structuring a set, structuring a show, how to properly go about putting it all together, how to properly rehearse, etc. then all about how to market, how to dominate social media, how to stay congruent with character throughout performing, marketing, social media, everything.

Even more stuff like really selling routines, creating deeper impact for routines, being as real as possible, hitting harder, how to structure the perfect “roller coaster ride” of emotions.

I remember they talked a little about injecting emotion into routines but I wish they would have went into much deeper detail with many more examples. Taking a single routines and showing how to make it create different emotions. Or taking multiple routines and how to create different emotions for all of them. Just more ideas to help spark the listeners creativity.

Id listen to all of it. I know they hold off on getting into long rants, but I believe the rants are some of the best nuggets of true value and insight, so rant away and leave it in! I love it!

5 stars! Keep it up fellas. I think you guys are killing it on here!

If I could give one piece of feedback. Go DEEPER into explanations. Don’t just gloss over subjects, five multiple examples, and different viewpoints of the same example to help your listeners get their own creative juices flowing. (See my comment about injecting emotion into routines above) Don't be afraid to deep dive into each topic and give more than just one example each before you move onto the next point. Give multiple each, go back n forth and build off each others ideas. You two work so well together and your back and forth is excellent. Showcase it more. We want to hear it!

Take my advice or not. Either way I’ll continue to listen! You guys are brilliant!

-Inspire Mystery

Chris Daugherty ,

Excellent Podcast for new and seasoned Mentalists!

This has to be the best podcast geared to teaching tools of the trade to upcoming mentalists or strengthening the knowledge and knowhow of current mentalists to make them better successful performers. Great content and advice from 2 charming hosts!

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